In a 2005 study of high school students, approximately 11% of girls (compared to 4% of boys) reported having been forced to have sexual intercourse at some time in their lives (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2006). Additionally, African American girls report higher rates of involuntary first intercourse than their European American and Latina counterparts.

Psycology of Women Today, “I’M NO JEZEBEL; I AM YOUNG, GIFTED, AND BLACK: IDENTITY, SEXUALITY, AND BLACK GIRLS” (via newwavefeminism)

It's My Pleasure...: TW Sexism and Discussion of Domestic Violence and Racism (or something?)Topshop selling sexist t-shirts and joking about...

sexxxisbeautiful:

Thought this would interest you and your readers…

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/the-womens-blog-with-jane-martinson/2011/sep/14/topman-sexist-t-shirts?INTCMP=SRCH

Yet another reason to boycott Topshop/Topman!

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WHAT.

THE.

FUCK.

I’m…

I love the on-lookers.

I love the on-lookers.

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She got a little upset. Girls do that.

Ohio state Senator Kris Jordan (R), to a deputy after his wife called 911 to request assistance because Jordan was pushing her around, drunk, for what she said was one of “numerous times” over the last two years. Last week, the city prosecutor announced he won’t file charges. (Mother Jones)

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I Would Like You to Know My Name

kinsey-x-queer:

fromonesurvivortoanother:

feminally:

August 9, 2011

How My Life Changed After That Night in South Park

My name is Jennifer Hopper, and I am the survivor of the South Park attacks of July 19, 2009. My family calls me Jenny. My friends…

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Petition against rape of workers in clothing factory used by Target, Macys, Kohls, Walmart, etc

stfurapeculture:

[Trigger warning]

Nazma is one of the dozens of Sri Lankan and Bangladeshi young women who have been sexually assaulted by supervisors at Classic Factory in northern Jordan, which makes clothes for American brands like Walmart, Target, and Macy’s.

Leading up to next week’s trial against a Classic supervisor charged with rape — the first such trial — managers are escalating abuses. Supervisors are locking victims and witnesses in the factory, threatening and intimidating them to ensure they will not testify.

And although the Jordanian government promised that Anil Santha, the manager accused of rape, would not be allowed to return before the trial, he’s back on the factory floor.

Despite global outcry over Classic’s abuses and the tactics they’re using to dodge justice, international customers like Walmart, Target, and Macy’s are still buying Classic clothing.

Target and Macy’s have claimed that they are investigating conditions at the factory, but they’re deferring to the Jordanian Ministry of Economy and Labor — which claims there is no evidence of sexual abuse.

Instead, conditions are getting worse. In addition to imprisoning women inside the factory, managers are removing all the males workers — in some cases even deporting them — cutting the staff to older male supervisors and vulnerable young women.

Given the critical situation on the ground, Classic Factory workers, consumers, and human rights organizations, are urgently calling on these high-profile companies to immediately condemn human rights abuses and force change. Click here to sign the petition now.

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WELCOME FRESHMEN

feminally:

Dear College Kids,

Please keep in mind that if you think there are parties, places or people where women will “get what they ask for” -then YOU believe that rape is justice. YOU believe that some women deserve it. YOU believe that some frat guys are just sex maniacs. And YOU promote rape culture. You are on campus now; the breeding ground of cultural movement. Look around you. See what you are a part of. And if you don’t like it, change it. 

Love,

Your sisters

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Sketch Commission to help pay legal fees for girl who refused to cheer her rapist.